• OIWC
    December 19, 2016

    Okinawa International Women’s Club

    CONTRIBUTED BY NAOMI KATO JOHNSON Okinawa International Women’s Club (OIWC) is a non-profit organization that has been around for 60 years. We are known for our generous donations to support local…
  • december-2016-local-events-calendar
    December 1, 2016

    December 2016 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of December. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • futenma-shrine-caves
    October 28, 2016

    Futenma Shrine Caves

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY If you’ve ever driven out of Camp Foster's Legion Gate and taken a right, you’ll have passed by Futenma Shrine Caves. You may or may not have spotted it; it sits just…
  • IG Bull on Lead
    October 24, 2016

    Photo of the Week: Just a Bull on a Lead

    Just a bull on a lead. #Okinawa #OkinawaHai #DailyOki #Explore #Chinen #GetOutside #Livestock #Japan A photo posted by Okinawa Hai (@okinawa_hai) on Sep 26, 2016 at 8:10pm PDT Follow us on Instagram: @Okinawa_Hai
  • Temples Shrines
    September 26, 2016

    Visiting Shrines & Temples in Japan

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY   The two biggest religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. The former's place of worship is a shrine; the latter a temple. Whilst these two religions vary somewhat…
  • Haebaru War Museum
    July 15, 2016

    Army Depot Hospital #20, Haebaru War Museum

    CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN This place is off the hook awesome! And by awesome, I really mean emotionally tragic. I visited Army Depo #20 with my wife and four of her colleagues (for OPSEC sake, these…
  • Dragon-Boat-Teams
    May 4, 2016

    Naha Dragon Boat Races

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on September 16, 2012; we're pulling it from the archives for those of you who are interested in cheering on the competitors at tomorrow's races!…
  • tea ceremony featured
    March 17, 2016

    Tea Ceremony & Kokusai Street Tour via Tours+

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI “Have you ever noticed how heavy the local diet is? They cook with lots of noodles, butter, pork fat, etc… yet everyone is so thin.” Our tour guide, who has…
  • Ryuku Mura | Okinawa Hai!
    January 22, 2016

    Ryukyu Mura

    Editor’s Note: Ryukyu Mura was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on November 1, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review here. The post below is an updated take on this site, published January…
  • Ryujin no Utage | Okinawa Hai!
    December 2, 2015

    Ryujin No Utage (Feast of the Dragon God)

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS  Having been on island for two years, we have been to our fair share of festivals, but I have to say the Ryujin no Utage (Feast of the Dragon God and also called the…
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